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This Academic Writing workshop series as part of ORA’s summer school course is designed specifically for students who wish for support for their morning Broadening Horizons classes.
When they are set an essay (one or more) to do in the morning, this course offers support and guidance to help them complete that writing successfully. Through presentations of different skills, discussion work, exercises and more, students will feel confident in producing a quality piece of writing for their specialist subject. The course will introduce new skills in a non-specialist, straightforward manner, and when students have grasped these skills, they will be invited to try them out in their specialist subject assignment. Tasks will include: writing a diagnostic essay; looking at different types of essay titles; writing paragraphs; linking paragraphs; citing authors and many more.
During the workshop students will have various assignments and presentations to carry out. The main assignment will be to complete an essay but there will be other assignments such as: analysing titles, planning and research, preparing paragraphs, grammar exercises. In addition students will be asked to prepare a presentation on their essay. It needs to be noted that any work carried out in this workshop series is complementary to the students’ morning workshops. As with all ORA courses, this workshop is based heavily in collaboration, discussion and constructive feedback. Students should be prepared to give helpful feedback to their peers and receive feedback in turn. Understanding how best to implement academic assignment and essay writing, and learn from feedback is a crucial skill for anyone wishing to improve in essay writing, and will be a focus of this course. Students will learn how to give feedback respectfully and how to respond to feedback well.
By the end of this course, students will have:
Topics addressed will include planning and structuring an essay, editing and proofreading, and the correct use of footnotes, references and bibliographies. Students will also learn the fine detail of good academic language, and how to use language that sounds sophisticated without obfuscation. Students will also understand the issues of plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarising other’s work.
This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Oxford summer school.
The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects - 30+ study options are available!
Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Oxford get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Oxford or in our 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor.
Take this course if you want to improve your English writing techniques and styles for future study and academic writing. This course would also suit students wishing to build on their general academic writing skills to complement their chosen subjects in the Broadening Horizons programmes.
The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship Oxford summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs
To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme page
With the Broadening Horizons Programme you also get:
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